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Peer reviewed journal papers

  • Nijhuis, S., Stolk, E.H. & Hoekstra, M-J. (2017). Teaching Urbanism: The Delft Approach. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers – Urban Design and Planning, 170(3), 96-106
  • Portugali, J. & Stolk, E.H. (2014). A SIRN view on design thinking – An urban design perspective. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 41(5), 829-846
  • Brömmelstroet, M. te & E.H. Stolk (2008) Stimulatie voor Simulatie: een brug tussen modellen en planning van new towns (Amsterdam) Rooilijn, 41(2), 106-123


  • Stolk, E. H. (2015). Een Complex-Cognitieve benadering van Stedebouwkundig Ontwerpen. (PhD-thesis), Technische Universiteit Delft, Delft.
  • Burg, L. van den; Bekkering, H. C.; Bois, P. G. de; Boot, E.; Calabrese, L.M.; Hermans, W. J. A.; Meyer, V. J. and E. H. Stolk (2004) Urban Analysis Guidebook. Department of Urbanism, Delft University of Technology.

Edited books

  • Portugali, J., & Stolk, E. H. (Eds.) (2016). Complexity, Cognition, Urban Planning and Design. Heidelberg: Springer.
    • Chapter downloads total 2016-2017: 8.257
  • Portugal, J.; Meyer, V.J.; Stolk, E.H.; Tan, E. (Eds.), 2012, Complexity Theories of Cities Have Come of Age, Springer, Complexity Series.
    • Chapter downloads total 2012-2017: 42.608
  • Stolk, E.H. & M. Te Brömmelstroet (Eds.) (2009) Model Town – Using Urban Simulation in New Town Planning. Amsterdam: Uitgeverij SUN


  • Stolk, E. H., & Portugali, J. (2016). A complexity-cognitive view on scale in urban design. In J. Portugali & E. H. Stolk (Eds.), Complexity, Cognition, Urban Planning and Design (pp. 217-236). Heidelberg: Springer.
  • Kelso, J. A. S., Stolk, E. H., & Portugali, J. (2016). Self-organization and design as a complementary pair. In J. Portugali & E. H. Stolk (Eds.), Complexity, Cognition, Urban Planning and Design (pp.43-54). Heidelberg: Springer.
  • Portugali, J., & Stolk, E. H. (2016). Introduction. In J. Portugali & E. H. Stolk (Eds.), Complexity, Cognition, Urban Planning and Design (pp. xvii-xxvi). Heidelberg: Springer.
  • Stolk, E. H., & Portugali, J. (2012). A SIRN view on urban design – the case of Almere Hout. In J. Portugali, V. J. Meyer, E. H. Stolk, E. Tan (Eds.), Complexity Theories of Cities have come of Age (pp. 391-412). Heidelberg: Springer.
  • Brommelstroet. M. te & E.H. Stolk (2009) New Town Simulation: an introduction (pp. 8-18) Amsterdam: Uitgeverij SUN
  • Buijs, S., Diest, M. v., & Stolk, E. H. (2008). Regie over het veranderende landschap. In N. d. Vreeze (Ed.), Landschap Noord-Holland (pp. 130-173). Alkmaar: WZNH.
  • Stolk, E.H. (2007) Spatial quality in the policy of the province of North-Holland: some recommendations for a better implementation with regard to design review and design process, in: F.D. van der Hoeven (Ed.) PhD proceedings Urbanism 2006-2007. (Delft) IOS press
  • Bilsen, A. v., & Stolk, E. H. (2007). The potential of Isovist-Based Visibility Analysis. In H. Bekkering, J. Klatte, D. Hauptmann (Eds.), The Architectural Annual (pp. 68-73). Rotterdam: 010 Publishers.

Conference papers

  • Assen, S. van, Campen, J. van, Stolk, E.H. (2018) Q-factor: Dutch Spatial Quality Advisory Practices. Paper to be presented at the AESOP conference Gotenburg.
  • Nes, A. van, & Stolk, E. H. (2012). Degrees of sustainable location of railway stations: Integrating Space Syntax and node place value model on railway stations in the province of North Holland Strategic plan for 2010-2040. Paper presented at the Eighth International Space Syntax Symposium, Santiago de Chile.
  • Stolk, E. H. (2011). Alles is anders en andere illusies. Paper presented at the Planning van de Toekomst, Brussel. Awarded with the 2nd prize.
  • Bilsen, A. van, & Stolk, E. H. (2008). Solving Error Problems in Visibility Analysis for Urban Environments by Shifting from a Discrete to a Continuous Approach. Paper presented at the ICCSA – Computational Science and Its Applications, Perugia, Italy.
  • Van Bilsen, A. and E. H. Stolk (2007). Isovist-Based Visibility Analysis IBVA, in: M. Eekhout, R. Visser and T. Tomiyama (Eds.) Delft Science in Design 2 – a congress on interdisciplinary design (pp. 166-167).  Delft: Platform Design.
  • Stolk, E.H., Bilsen, A. van, Batstra, B., Pinila, C.(2006) Globalpolis: Towards a framework for regional indicators (Beijing) Conference Proceedings IFOU 2006

Research reports

  • Boros, J., Campen, J. van, Kizil, Ö., Willems-Kruize, T., Langenhof, I., Poelstra, J., Stolk, E.H. et al. (2017). Schetsboek voor een omgevingsplan op kwaliteit (pp. 1–72).
  • Stolk, E. H. (2014). Patterns and complexity – Integrated patterns for essential streams & spatial qualities for Better Airport Regions. In: A. v. d. Dobbelsteen & G.J. Verkade (Eds.), Better Airport Regions – Final Report. Delft: TU Delft.
  • Timmeren, A. van, Stolk, E.H., Koops, M., Castilo Cortes, C. (2013) DIEMIGO 2.0. Integration e-mobility in MW4 area Rotterdam. Delft: TU Delft.
  • Esch, M.M.E. van; Berg, H. van den; Leeuwenburg, A. and E. H. Stolk (2013) Beroepspraktijk Stedebouw NL. Delft, Technische Universiteit Delft
  • Nes, A. van, Stolk, E. H. , & Nijhuis, S. (2008). Bereikbaarheid & Ruimtelijke ontwikkeling – space syntax als basis voor bereikbaarheidsanalyse. Provincie Noord Holland.
  • Stolk, E.H., Bilsen, A. van (2007) Vooronderzoek New Town Simulation Models. Almere: International New Town Institute.
  • Laar, T. van; Stolk, E.H. (2006) Evaluatie Beeldkwaliteitsplannen (Haarlem) Province of North-Holland.

Invited lectures

  • Quality Assurance Through Design Review. Invited lecture at the induction day of the State Design Review Panel of the Government Architect New South Wales, Sydney, 4 April 2018.
  • Self-organising Urban Design. Invited talk at TERROIR, Sydney 28 February 2018
  • The Smartification of Urban Design. Invited lecture at the International Conference on Smart Cities: Potentials, Prospects and Discontents. City Center, TAU Centre of Urbanism and Cities, Tel Aviv, 14 September 2017.
  • Ontwerp=Onderzoek. Moderator and lecture at the Design=Research Symposium of the DSL (Dutch Schools of Landscape Architecture). Velp, 31 November 2016.
  • De Schaal van de Stad. Invited lecture at Schaal Symposium PHK18. Rotterdam, 3 November 2016.
  • Wie of wat is eigenlijk een ontwerper? Invited lecture at Province of South-Holland, 11 February 2016.
  • Een complex-cognitieve benadering van stedebouwkundig ontwerpen – casus Provincie Noord-Holland. Invited lecture at Provincie Noord-Holland, 4 February 2016.
  • Humans, Planning, Design and the Urban Environment. Invited lecture at the International Institute of urban management (IHS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam, 18 January 2016. Student evaluation: 4.73 out of 5.
  • The Reflective Urban Practitioner – Theories and technologies as tools to improve spatial developments. Invited lecture at the Saint Petersburg Spatial Development Forum Harmony in Complexity, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 23 May 2015.
  • What is the difference between design and planning? – a view from the inside. Invited lecture department of Urbanism, Delft University of Technology, 2 April 2015.
  • Information Adaptation (IA), Construal Level Theory (CLT) and scale: implications to urban planning and design. Invited lecture at the Urbanism week, 10 October, 2014. In collaboration with Juval Portugali.
  • Simulation Models in Urban Planning and Design. Invited lecture at the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design, 7 October, 2013.
  • Terug naar de toekomst. Invited lecture at TOP Delft, 13 February 2013.
  • Embodiement, Planning and Design – A SIRN approach. 17th Herbstakademie, Heidelberg, Germany, 3 October 2012. Invited lecture in collaboration with Juval Portugali.
  • Stedebouw blijft een vak. Invited lecture at Lokaal Architectuurcentrum Den Helder, 13 October 2010.
  • Bij gebrek aan beter. Invited lecture at the BNSP congress, 22 October 2009.
  • Onderste boven, invited lecture at municipality of Almere, 7 April 2005.

Conference organisations (details can be found on this page)

  • Complexity, Cognition, Urban Planning and Design. 2nd Delft International Conference – October 2013.
  • Complexity Theories of Cities have come of Age. 1st Delft International Conference – September 2009.
  • New Town Simulation. 2nd International INTI Conference – October 2007.

Poster presentations

  • Urban Design and Planning as a link between embodied cognition, construal level theory and information adaptation. 18th Herbstrakademie – The Circularity of Mind and Body, Heidelberg, Germany, 26-28 March, 2015.


  • Calseyde, W. v. d. (2014). Value increase by visual design; interview with Egbert Stolk. In P. Jeucken, K. Kerstens, & H. Thoolen (Eds.), VIVID report; EC INTERREG project. Breda: City of Breda.
  • Bergvelt, D. (2010) Geen tijd voor de crisis: interview with Egbert Stolk, stedebouwkundige gemeente Lansingerland. Architectuur, Lokaal. 76, 54-57.
  • BNSP (2009) Egbert Stolk.